Prevent T2


A Proven Program to Prevent or Delay Type 2 Diabetes

What Is Type 2 Diabetes? 

Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. Most of the food we eat is turned into glucose, or sugar, for our bodies to use for energy. The pancreas, an organ that lies near the stomach, makes a hormone called insulin to help glucose get into the cells of our bodies. When you have type 2 diabetes, your body can’t use its own insulin as well as it should. This causes sugar to build up in your blood. 
Type 2 diabetes is a serious condition. It can lead to health issues such as heart attack, stroke; blindness; kidney failure; or loss of toes, feet, or legs. 


What Is Prediabetes? 

Prediabetes is a blood glucose (sugar) level that is higher than normal but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. One in three American adults has prediabetes, and most do not even know they have it. If you have prediabetes and do not lose weight or do moderate physical activity, you can develop type 2 diabetes within 5 years.

You may be at high risk for type 2 diabetes, but there is something you can do about it.

Are You Prediabetic?

People are more likely to have prediabetes and type 2 diabetes if they;

  • Are 45 years of age or older;
  • Are overweight;
  • Have a family history of type 2 diabetes;
  • Are physically active fewer than 3 times per week; or
  • Have been diagnosed with gestational diabase during pregnancy or gave birth to a baby weight is more than 9 pounds. 

About PreventT2

The nationally recognized Centers for Disease Control and Prevention evidence-based program called Prevent T2 can help you make a change for life. 

The PreventT2 lifestyle change program can help you lose weight, become more physically active, and reduce stress. This program is part of the National Diabetes Prevention program, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It features an approach that is proven to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes.


New PreventT2 Program session begins April 4, 2024

With PreventT2 you will get: 

  • A proven program to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes
  • A CDC-approved curriculum and trained lifestyle coach 
  • A year-long program with weekly meetings for first 6 months, then once or twice a month for the second 6 months. 
  • Support from others like you as you learn new skills

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